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Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is accepting comments and holding a public hearing for the 330 CMR 25.00, Agricultural Composting Program regulation. The public hearing will discuss amendments to the regulation through which Agricultural Composting Operations may register and receive education and technical assistance from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). Agricultural Composting Operations registered through MDAR are exempt from site assignment through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

The public hearing will be at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Richard Cronin Building Room 110, Westborough, MA on October 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Written comments are also accepted until October 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Send written comments to Gerard Kennedy, Director, Division of Agricultural Conservation and Technical Assistance, Department of Agricultural Resources, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114.

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